During the week of March 6 through the 12, Girl Scouts of Connecticut will join Girl Scouts around the country in celebrating Girl Scout Week and the 104th anniversary of Girl Scouting. Since 1912, Girl Scouting has inspired millions of girls and women to carry courage, confidence, and character into their everyday lives. Today, more than 35,000 girls in Connecticut are discovering their path to leadership through Girl Scouting.
As part of this year’s celebration, Girl Scouts — past and present — are encouraged to wear pearls in recognition of Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of Girl Scouts who sold her extremely valuable necklace of rare and matched pearls to fund the early days of Girl Scouting.
“Girl Scout Week is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and reflect on what we have accomplished for girls and women over 104 years, and what still needs to be done to help girls and women succeed and achieve their dreams,” said Mary Barneby, CEO of Girl Scouts of Connecticut. “While our Mission is the same, we continue to evolve and develop our programming to meet the needs of today’s girls. Our job is to prepare girls for their future and encourage them to thrive and succeed — and we will continue to do so for many years to come!”
Girl Scouts of Connecticut gives all girls the opportunity to participate in a hands-on, girl-led environment through the Girl Scout program, summer camp, series, events, and other activities. By helping girls discover themselves and their values, connect with others to build healthy relationships, and taking action in their communities and beyond, Girl Scouts is developing a generation of women that will make our world a better place.
For more information, visit gsofct.org.